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Come Over into Canaan

Why wander in the wilderness, O fainting soul

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Why wander in the wilderness, O fainting soul]
Published in 15 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Why wander in the wilderness, O fainting soul,
Come over into Canaan land;
By faith cross over Jordan tho’ the waves may roll,
Come over into Canaan land.

Refrain:
Come over into Canaan land,
Come over into Canaan land,
Where the grapes of Eschol grow,
Where the milk and honey flow,
Come over into Canaan land.

2 Its sun-kiss’d mountains rise above the valley fair,
Come over into Canaan land;
And luscious fruits delectable grow ev’rywhere,
Come over into Canaan land. [Refrain]

3 Sweet songs of triumph ring within its borders bright,
Come over into Canaan land;
No burning sands but fountains sparkling with delight,
Come over into Canaan land. [Refrain]

4 This charming land of Canaan is a land of love,
Come over into Canaan land;
And thro’ it we must pass to reach our home above,
Come over into Canaan land. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 2 #21

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why wander in the wilderness, O fainting soul
Title: Come Over into Canaan
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Come over in Canaan land

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #12081
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #12081

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